Mayberry and the children of the Reagan Revolution

CBS This Morning ran a segment on Mount Airy, Andy Griffith’s home town and the basis for the fictional Mayberry of the Andy Griffith Show. Ted Koppel explores why Mount Airy has become a booming tourist destination for people searching for Mayberry. The show, he...
Dying because Democrats are worse

Dying because Democrats are worse

Seems every week, we watch some prominent or vocal conservative anti-vaxxer die of COVID. Today, it was a couple in Alabama who called themselves “Alabama Pickers.” They gave people advice on buying and selling used items on their Youtube channel. The husband, Dusty,...

Wrong questions and right ones

Wrong questions and right ones

Republicans arguing against coronavirus mitigation efforts have been consistently dishonest, ignorant, or both. For instance, one columnist from National Review posted a chart showing the rate of deaths from COVID by state, starting from January 2020. The top ten were...

Get it done, Joe

Get it done, Joe

On most of the big issues facing our country over the past 40 years, Republicans have been wrong. Beginning with Ronald Reagan, they told us that cutting taxes on corporations and the wealthy “lifts all boats.” Instead, their policies led to the widest income...

Vaccine mandates are nothing new

Vaccine mandates are nothing new

Yesterday, Joe Biden announced that his administration would implement vaccine mandates for all federal employees and those of federal contractors. He also said that he would urge the Labor Department to look into requiring vaccines for companies that have more than...

The Boy Blunder of the GOP

The Boy Blunder of the GOP

In twenty years or so, the National Enquirer or some other grocery store tabloid will run the “Whatever happened to Madison Cawthorn?” story with a photo of a bloated, unrecognizable man on a motorized grocery cart in front of a burned out trailer. For now, though, we...

The Confederacy falls again

The Confederacy falls again

The removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond today illustrates how fast change can come even when it takes so long. On the one hand, Lee, who led a traitorous rebellion, remains a hero in the eyes of too many people more than 160 years after the end of the...

Waning Trumpism

Waning Trumpism

In May, on Memorial Day Weekend, the campgrounds  were full at Holden Beach and the Trump flags were flying. One guy had a large truck with a banner on it that read “The Silent Majority” and was selling pro-gun and neo-patriotic paraphernalia. The enthusiasm and...

Moscow on the Rio Grande

Moscow on the Rio Grande

Back when Stalin was consolidating his power and establishing the police state that would define the Soviet Union, a legend emerged of a boy who informed on his father for hoarding or selling papers or some offense against the state. The father was then sent to a...

It’s over. The rest is just second guessing.

It’s over. The rest is just second guessing.

Well, it’s over. Joe Biden announced the end of the Afghanistan adventure yesterday. It will quickly start fading from Americans’ memories. As one person said on Twitter, Americans barely paid attention when we were there. They will certainly not pay attention when we...

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